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Fireworks

Lighting fireworks is only allowed from the 31st of December at 18.00 until the 1st of January at 02.00. If you light fireworks outside of the indicated timespan you may be fined.

Wassenaar has a significant amount of houses that contain hatched roofing. In addition, forest and dune areas are widespread. Because of the higher risk of fire, stricter requirement apply within Wassenaar compared to other municipalities. Lighting fireworks within a distance radius of 30 meters of hatched roofing is prohibited. Outside of this distance radius, lighting firework is only allowed when the fireworks do not rise above 10 meters. Flares, Roman candles and other fireworks that rise above 10 meters can only to be lighted at a distance radius of 250 meters from houses with a hatched roof.

Lighting fireworks near a forest and dune area

A larger distance radius is required regarding lighting fireworks near forest and dune areas. Lighting fireworks within a distance radius of 100 meters in the listed areas is prohibited because it increases the risk of fire. Outside if a 100 meter distance radius it is allowed to light fireworks that do not rise above 10 meters. Fireworks that rise higher than 10 meter can only be lighted within a distance radius of 250 meters from forest or dune areas.

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